NZ Illustrator and Writer
Penguin Books 2014 $19.99pb 32pp
Themes: Language/ New Zealand birds
Kakapo can’t coo or glide, or chirp or twirl, or hop or chime or whistle or waddle – he’s too fat and heavy and his voice is too deep. But he can join in with the other birds in a much more solid way – with a thud and ching and a tumble and a shuffle and a BOOM!! Another special book (see the entry last week for The song of Kauri) where the sights and sounds and smells of the New Zealand forest come alive in front of you. There are mouth-watering words to roll around your tongue and the pictures of the Kakapo show him to be one of the most endearing of our native birds.
Preschool up/ Age 4 up